Police: Shooting at Eldon funeral was murder-suicide attempt

April 23, 2021 GMT

ELDON, Mo. (AP) — A man who was arrested after allegedly firing a shot at a funeral in central Missouri was attempting to commit a murder-suicide, police said.

No one was injured in the shooting Wednesday at the Millard-Rekus Funeral Home in Eldon, police said.

Bradley Duncan, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with first-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, KRCG-TV reported.

Duncan fired one shot “narrowly missing” people at the funeral, police said. He was detained by two men until officers arrived and arrested him.

The initial investigation indicates Duncan intended to shoot his ex-wife and then himself, Eldon police said in a news release.


Duncan was being held without bond at the Miller County Adult Detention Center.